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        Raum und Zeit.

      Leipzig: F.W. Vogel , 1909. First edition of Minkowski?s famous lecture on his theory of four-dimensional space-time, the first published account of this theory to be illustrated with ?spacetime diagrams?, which were widely used later by Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose and others in the development of general relativity. ?In ?Space and Time?, read by Minkowski in Cologne only a few months before his death, he introduced the notion that made possible the expansion of the relativity theory of Einstein from its specific (1905) to its general form (1916). Minkowski?s space-time hypothesis was in effect a restatement of Einstein?s basic principle in a form that greatly enhanced its plausibility and also introduced important new developments. Hitherto natural phenomena had been thought to occur in a space of three dimensions and to flow uniformly through time. Minkowski maintained that the separation of time and space is a false conception; that time itself is a dimension, comparable to length, breadth, and height; and that therefore the true conception of reality was constituted by a space-time continuum possessing these four dimensions? (<i>Printing and the Mind of Man</i>). ?The laws of physics were written in the language of the geometry of this four dimensional space ... Physics had become geometry, and it was a stunning achievement? (Gerber, pp. 358-9). ??Raum und Zeit? was originally published in Vol. II (1909) of the <i>Verhandlungen</i> of the Deutscher Naturforscher und Aertze [offered here]; it was later reprinted in the <i>Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker Vereinigung</i>? (Norman). It is most commonly encountered in the separate (and later) printing from the <i>Jahresbericht</i> published as a tribute after Minkowski?s sudden and tragic death. An outstanding copy of the first printing of this landmark lecture, rare in the original printed wrappers.<br/><br/> Barchas 1440 (<i>Verhandlungen</i> journal issue); Honeyman 2231 & Norman 1514 (both listing separate printing from <i>Jahresbericht</i>); PMM 401 (<i>Jahresbericht</i> journal issue). Einstein, ?Autobiographical notes,? in <i>Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist</i>. Paul A. Schilpp ed. (1969), pp. 1-94. Gerber, <i>The Language of Physics: The Calculus and the Development of Theoretical Physics in Europe, 1750-1914</i>, 1988; Gray, <i>The Symbolic Universe: Geometry and Physics 1890-1930</i>, 1999; Petkov, <i>Space, Time, and Spacetime. Physical and Philosophical Implications of Minkowski?s Unification of Space and Time</i>, 2010; Walter, ?The Historical Origins of Spacetime,? pp. 27-38 in Ashtekar & Petkov (eds.), <i>The Springer Handbook of Spacetime</i>, 2014. <br/><br/> ?Minkowski?s ? ?Space and Time? lecture given in Cologne in 1908, began with these words: ?The views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics, and therein lies their strength. They are radical. Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.? He ended as follows: 'The validity without exception of the world postulate [i.e., the relativity postulate], I like to think, is the true nucleus of an electromagnetic image of the world, which, discovered by Lorentz, and further revealed by Einstein, now lies open in the full light of day?. It is hardly surprising that these opening and closing statements caused a tremendous stir among his listeners, though probably few of them followed the lucid remarks he made in the body of the speech. Minkowski did not live to see his lecture appear in print. In January 1909 he died of appendicitis. [David] Hilbert called him ?a gift of heaven? when he spoke in his memory? (Pais, p. 152). <br/><br/> ?The impact of Minkowski?s ideas on the twentieth century physics has been so immense that one cannot imagine modern physics without the notion of spacetime. It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that spacetime has been the greatest discovery in physics of all times. The only other discovery that comes close to spacetime is Einstein?s general relativity, which revealed that gravity is a manifestation of the curvature of spacetime. But it was the discovery of spacetime which paved the way for this deep understanding of what gravity really is? (Petkov, p. v). <br/><br/> Initially, Einstein was not impressed by Minkowski?s four-dimensional formulation of special relativity, describing it as ?überflüssige Gelehrsamkeit? (superfluous learnedness), but he soon realized that his theory of gravity would be impossible without Minkowski?s revolutionary contributions. At the beginning of his 1916 paper on general relativity Einstein wrote: ?The generalization of the theory of relativity has been facilitated considerably by Minkowski, a mathematician who was the first one to recognize the formal equivalence of space coordinates and the time coordinate, and utilize this in the construction of the theory.? In 1946 in his ?Autobiographical Notes? (p. 59), Einstein summarized Minkowski?s main contribution: ?Minkowski?s important contribution to the theory lies in the following: Before Minkowski?s investigation it was necessary to carry out a Lorentz transformation on a law in order to test its invariance under such transformations; he, on the other hand, succeeded in introducing a formalism such that the mathematical form of the law itself guarantees its invariance under Lorentz transformations. By creating a four-dimensional tensor-calculus he achieved the same thing for the four-dimensional space which the ordinary vector calculus achieves for the three spatial dimensions. He also showed that the Lorentz transformation (apart from a different algebraic sign due to the special character of time) is nothing but a rotation of the coordinate system in the four-dimensional space.? <br/><br/> Hermann Minkowski was born on 22 June 1864, in Alexotas, then in Russia, now the city of Kaunas in Lithuania. His parents were German and, from Alexotas, they moved back to their native land, in fact to Königsberg (now Kaliningrad in Russia), when he was only 8 years old. After attending the Gymnasium in Königsberg he attended the University there from which he was to receive his doctorate in 1885. As a young student, in 1883, he won the Grand Prix of the Academy of Sciences in Paris for his work on number theory. From Königsberg, he moved to a position at the University of Bonn in 1887. In 1896, after a brief return to Königsberg, he was appointed to a position at the Polytechnic in Zürich where he was one of Einstein?s teachers. Einstein apparently thought Minkowski an excellent teacher of mathematics. Minkowski?s view of Einstein, at the time, was less kind. In 1902 he moved again, this time to a chair at the University of Göttingen, where he remained for the remainder of his relatively short life, dying in 1909 at the age of only 44. In Göttingen, under the influence of David Hilbert, he became interested in mathematical physics. <br/><br/> In October 1907 Hilbert and Minkowski conducted a joint seminar at Göttingen on the equations of electrodynamics in which they studied Einstein?s 1905 paper ?Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper? (<i>Annalen der Physik</i> 17, pp. 891-921), and Poincaré?s 1906 article ?Sur la dynamique de l?électron? (<i>Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo</i> 21, pp. 129-76). Participants in the seminar included Max von Laue, Max Born, Max Abraham and Arnold Sommerfeld. On November 5 Minkowski delivered a talk to the Göttingen Mathematical Society entitled ?The Principle of Relativity?; it was not published until 1915 (?Das Relativitätsprinzip,? <i>Annalen der Physik</i> 47, pp. 927-38). Minkowski opened his talk by declaring that recent developments in the electromagnetic theory of light had given rise to a completely new conception of space and time, namely, as a four-dimensional, non-Euclidean manifold. He introduced many of the mathematical concepts and terms that have come to be associated with his name and that became standard in any discussion of relativity, but he did not treat them systematically at this stage. <br/><br/> Minkowski?s second talk, ?The Basic Equations of Electromagnetic Processes in Moving Bodies?, was delivered at the meeting of the Göttingen Scientific Society on December 21, 1907, and published in April 1908. ?It presented a new theory of the electrodynamics of moving media, incorporating formal insights of the relativity theories introduced earlier by Einstein, Poincaré and Planck. For example, it took over the fact that the Lorentz transformations form a group, and that Maxwell?s equations are covariant under this group. Minkowski also shared Poincaré?s view of the Lorentz transformation as a rotation in a four-dimensional space with one imaginary coordinate. These insights Minkowski developed and presented in an original, four-dimensional approach to the Maxwell-Lorentz vacuum equations, the electrodynamics of moving media, and in an appendix, Lorentz-covariant mechanics? (Gray, p. 102). <br/><br/> ??The basic equations? made for challenging reading. It was packed with new notation, terminology, and calculation rules, it made scant reference to the scientific literature, and offered no figures or diagrams ? Few were impressed at first by Minkowski?s innovations in spacetime geometry and four-dimensional vector calculus. Shortly after ?The basic equations? appeared in print, two of Minkowski?s former students, Einstein and Laub, discovered what they believed to be an infelicity in Minkowski?s definition of ponderomotive force density. These two young physicists were more impressed by Minkowski?s electrodynamics of moving media than by the novel four-dimensional formalism in which it was couched, which seemed far too laborious. Ostensibly as a service to the community, Einstein and [Jakob] Laub re-expressed Minkowski?s theory in terms of ordinary vector analysis [?Ãœber die elektromagnetischen Grundgleichungen für bewegte Körper?, <i>Annalen der Physik</i> 26, 1908, pp. 532-540] ?<br/><br/> ?The form Minkowski gave to his theory of moving media in ?The basic equations? had been judged unwieldy by a founder of relativity theory, and in the circumstances, decisive action was called for if his formalism was not to be ignored. In September 1908, during the annual meeting of the German Association of Natural Scientists and Physicians in Cologne, Minkowski took action, by affirming the reality of the four-dimensional ?world?, and its necessity for physics ? One way for Minkowski to persuade physicists of the value of his spacetime approach to understanding physical interactions was to appeal to their visual intuition. From the standpoint of visual aids, the contrast between Minkowski?s two publications on spacetime is remarkable: where ?The basic equations? is bereft of diagrams and illustrations, Minkowski?s Cologne lecture makes effective use of diagrams in two and three dimensions. For instance, Minkowski employed a two-dimensional spacetime diagrams to illustrate FitzGerald-Lorentz contraction of an electron, and the lightcone structure of spacetime? (Walter, pp. 14-17). Pp. 4-9 in Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte. 80 Versammlung zu Cöln. 20. ? 28. September 1908. Zweiter Theil, 1. Häfte. Large 8vo (255 x 180 mm), pp. x, 218. Original printed wrappers, uncut.

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        Le Bibliophile Limousin , revue bibliographique trimestrielle [ 1893 et 1894 (partiels), 1895 à 1909 (complet sauf n° 1 de 1898) ]

      Le Bibliophile Limousin, 1909. 64 trimestres en fasc. brochés petits in-8 et 1 vol. relié demi-basane chagrinée, dos à cinq faux-nerfs, 1893-1909, env. 1900 pp. au total. Contient les années et numéros : 1893 (n° 2, 3, 4), 1894 (n° 1 et 4), 1895-1896 (2e série, reliée), 1897 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), n° 1898 (n° 2, 3, 4), 1899 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1900 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1901 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1902 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1903 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1904 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1905 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1906 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1907 (n° 1, 2, 3, 4), 1908 (n° 1, 2-3-4), 1909 (n° 1-2, 3-4) Etat satisfaisant (qques couv. décrochées, fasc. frottés mais complets et avec intérieur frais) pour cet ensemble qui mérite reliure. Prix en l'état, pour l'ensemble. Poids de 4,2 KG. Peu courant. Français

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        Geschichte der Familie Henneberg (Braunschweig)

      Hof- u. Universitätsdruckerei, Gießen, 1909. VIII/483 S. mit 10 Porträttafeln u. 1 Stammtafel., Halbleder mit ledernem Rückenschild u. 5 Schmuckbünden. (Rücken mit unwesentlicher Fehlstelle.)

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        Undine Adapted from the German by W L Courtney and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

      London: William Heinemann, 1909.. LIMITED EDITION of 1000 copies of which this is No 63, SIGNED by Rackham. Large octavo, pp.136. Illustrated with 15 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues. Bound circa 19050s in full burgundy pebble-grained morocco, with gilt titles to spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Internally clean but for a little toning to first and final leaves, corners bumped else binding sound. Very good indeed.

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        Undine. Adapted from the German by W. L. Courtney and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London: William Heinemann, 1909. LIMITED EDITION of 1000 copies of which this is No 63, SIGNED by Rackham. Large octavo, pp.136. Illustrated with 15 mounted colour plates, captioned tissues. Bound circa 19050s in full burgundy pebble-grained morocco, with gilt titles to spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers, gilt dentelles, t.e.g., others untrimmed. Internally clean but for a little toning to first and final leaves, corners bumped else binding sound. Very good indeed.

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        Marilyn Monroe aufmerksam zuhörend. Späterer Silbergelatineabzug.

      25 x 20 cm, Tadell., Gerahmt unter Passepartout Vom Photographen unten rechts signiert und verso mehrfach gestempelt. - Roy Schatt (1909-2002) , New Yorker, arbeite in den 30igern als Illustrator für staatliche Stellen. Studierte Schauspiel, Malerei und Graphikdesgin. Beeinflusst durch die Bilder Erich Salomons beschäftigte sich Schatt intensiver mit der Photographie. In den 50igern photographierte er vor allem Theaterschauspieler. Bekannt wurde Schatt auch für seine Aufnahmen von Stars in unbeobachteten Momenten. Weltruhm erlangte er durch seine Bilder von James Dean mit dem er lange befreudet war.

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        Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 - Autograph Musical Quotation from the year of his American Debut

      Used; Like New/Used; Like New. Sought-after AMQS in pencil on an off-white 6.25 x 7 album page. Horowitz pens one bar of music, the instantly recognizable opening of the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3, signing below, "V. Horowitz, Philadelphia 13/II 28." In fine condition. The first AMQS we have ever offered of the world-renowned pianist.<br style="">Rachmaninoff called the Third the favorite of his own piano concertos and early on stated that Horowitz was "the only player in the world of this piece." Composed in 1909, the Concerto was first published in 1910 and received a somewhat cool initial reception. Indeed, it was not until the 1930s and largely thanks to the advocacy of Vladimir Horowitz that the Third concerto became popular.  He recorded the Concerto three times, his first being the 1931 recording with Albert Coates and the London Symphony Orchestra, which was the first ever recording of the work. This recording includes the cuts made by the composer, who had proposed them to Horowitz at their meeting in January of 1928, the month prior to the present quotation. It was in that same month that Horowitz made his American debut when he performed at Jan. 12 at Carnegie Hall, with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham. He continued with 36 concerts around the country, including Philadelphia. His recital debut came in New York that February, and a recording contract followed.  The rest, as they say, is history!

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        Kunst und Künstler in Frankfurt am Main im neunzehnten Jahrhundert. Herausgegeben auf Veranlassung des Frankfurter Kunstvereins. Buchschmuck von Heinrich Vogeler.

      Frankfurt, Baer/Jügel/Prestl 1909 . O-Leinen, mit vergoldeter Deckel- und Rückenprägung. Sehr gutes Exemplar. 2 Bände. 4°, VII,118 S./XIII, 177 S. Mit 1 Original-Radierung von Peter Halm, 52 Tafeln. Band 1: Das Frankfurter Kunstleben im neunzehnten Jahrhundert. Band 2: Biographisches Lexikon der Frankfurter Künstler im neunzehnten Jahrhundert.

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        Psychiatrie. Ein Lehrbuch für Studierende und Ärzte. Achte, vollständig umgearbeitete Auflage

      Leipzig Barth, 1909-1915. 16 x 24cm, braune Originalleinwand, geprägte Titelschilder mit gold. Titel, Rücken verblaßt, Namenszug mit Bleistift (Dr. Kolb) auf den Vorsatzbättern, ganz wenige zarte Bleistiftanstreichungen; XIV, 1 Bl., 676 S.; XIV, 1 Bl., 666 S., 2 Bl. Verlagsanzeigen; XIII, S. 667-1395, 2 Bl. Verlagsanzeigen; XV, S. 1397-2372; 412 Abb., 1 farb. Taf., 46 Schriftpr. wichtigste und umfangreichste Auflage des klassischen Lehrbuches, die letzte noch zu Lebzeiten von Kraepelin erschienene. KOLLE I, 179; PAULEICKHOFF II, 335.. Band I (1909): Allgemeine Psychiatrie; Band II (1910): Klinische Psychiatrie I. Teil; Band III (1913); Klinische Psychiatrie II. Teil; Band IV (1915): Klinische Psychiatrie III. Teil. Band I erschien schon früher, weil sich Kraepelin infolge der \"wachsenden Ausdehnung unserer Wissenschaft und der Überlastung mit Berufsgeschäften\" nicht in der Lage sah, auch den Klinischen Teil in der gleichen Zeit zu überarbeiten Versand D: 5,00 EUR Psychiatrie, Psychopathologie, Psychiatry

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        Kashmir.

      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1909.. FINELY BOUND FIRST EDITION. Quarto, pp.xv; [1]; 283. With 70 wonderful colour plates by Molyneux, all with original captioned tissue guards, and coloured folding map to rear. Beautifully bound by Henry Young and Sons, of Liverpool, in contemporary maroon half morroco over plain red cloth boards, three raised bands, gilt titles on contrasting leather square, and extra gilt tooling to spine, gilt double rules to edges of the leather on boards. Red endpapers, top edge gilt. Slightest wear to the corners, some negligible spotting to edges. A fine copy in a fantastic contemporary binding, an excellent example.

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        Goethes sämtliche Werke. Propyläen-Ausgabe 45 Bände und vier Ergänzungsbände. (So vollständig)

      25,5 x 17,5 cm, anthrazitfarbene Original-Halblederbände (Maroquin) mit goldgeprägten Rückentiteln und Rückenschmuck, Lederecken, Farbschnitt, Lesebändchen (die drei Ergänzungsbände "Goethe als Persönlichkeit" in gleichgestalteten Original-Leinenbänden) Mit 45 Bänden in chronologischer Ordnung und den drei Ergänzungsbänden von Heinz Amelung ("Goethe als Persönlichkeit, Berichte und Briefe von Zeitgenossen") sowie ein Supplementband von Ernst Schulte-Strathaus "Die Bildnisse Goethes" komplett. Die ersten 28 Bände sowie der erste Ergänzungs- und der Supplementband erschienen beim Georg Müller Verlag in München (1909 - 1914), nach dem Krieg übernahm 1920 der Propyläen-Verlag mit Band 29 die weitere Edition. * * *Einbände nur sehr gering berieben, drei Rücken geringfügig aufgehellt, sonst sehr gut erhaltenes, innen nahezu unberührtes Exemplar. (Einige Bände stehend in der Hinterreihe).

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        Sämtliche Dichtungen [in 17 Bänden] + Registerband. 18 Bände (vollständig). Herausgegeben von Heinrich O. Proskauer.

      je Band um 100 Seiten 8 gebunden, farbige Leinenbände mit Gold- oder Farbprägung Seltene, vollständige Ausgabe in tadelloser Erhaltung! Band 1: In Phantas Schloss Band 2: Auf vielen Wegen Band 3: Ich und die Welt Band 4: Ein Sommer Band 5: Und aber ründet sich ein Kranz Band 6: Galgenlieder, Gingganz und Horatius Travestitus Band 7: Melancholie Band 8: Palmström, Korf und Palma Kunkel Band 9: Einkehr Band 10: Ich und Du Band 11: Wir fanden einen Pfad Band 12: Mensch Wanderer Band 13: Die Schallmühle Band 14: Epigramme und Sprüche Band 15: Stufen Band 16: Klein Irmchen - Klaus Burrmann Band 17: Der Sämann [Band 18]: Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der Titel und Gedichtbände. // Christian (Otto, Josef, Wolfgang) Morgenstern, 18711914, Sohn eines Münchner Landschaftsmalers, fand seine Berufung im literarischen Bereich als Übersetzer, Lektor und Lyriker. Neben sprachspielerischen und komischen, doch zugleich reflexiven Gedichten besonders der frühen Jahr (Galgenlieder, Palmström) gelang ihm in der kleinen Form, in seinen Aphorismen oder dem Tagebuch eines Mystikers eine tiefsinnig-ernste Weltbetrachtung. Durch den frühen Tod der Mutter, das enge finanzielle Korsett, vor allem aber die eigene Tuberkuloseerkrankung und die Suche nach geeigneten Aufenthaltsorten war Morgenstern zu einem unsteten Wanderleben gezwungen. 1909 begegnete er Rudolf Steiner, dessen Schriften und Denken, dem er in den verbleibenden Lebensjahren eng verbunden blieb. Gepflegt von seiner Frau, Margareta Gosebruch von Liechtenstern (? 1910), starb Morgenstern 1914 kurz vor Erscheinen seines letzten, Steiner gewidmeten Gedichtbands Wir fanden einen Pfad. /werke

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        In American Fields and Forests

      HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY, BOSTON AND NEW YORK 1909 - black and white plates, gilt on cover and spine, previous owners signature on front end paper, beautiful binding, pages clean but yellowing DATE PUBLISHED: 1909 EDITION: 378 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Porträtfotografie von Thomas Mann. Original-Photographie von Hannes Kilian mit einkopiertem Copyright-Vermerkt in der rechten unteren Bildecke sowie dem Atelier-Stempel auf der Rückseite.

      28,9 x 23,5 cm. In Passepartout montiert (PP: 42 x 32 cm). "In der Nachkriegszeit veröffentlichte Hannes Kilian (* 13. November 1909 in Ludwigshafen am Bodensee 1. Dezember 1999 in Wäschenbeuren) seine Fotografien vor allem in der 'Schwäbischen Illustrierten', im 'Radio-Spiegel', im 'Piguin' sowie dem amerikanischen Magazin 'Heute', das in deutscher Sprache erschien. In den 1950er Jahren profitierte er vom Boom an Radio- und Fernsehzeitschriften und der Regenbogen-Presse. In der 'iwz' , der 'Südwestdeutschen Illustrierten Wochenendzeitung wurden nicht nur Bildberichte, sondern auch zahlreiche Titelfotos von Kilian veröffentlicht. In diesem Magazin ... erschienen Kilians Aufnahmen auch in den folgenden beiden Jahrzehnten. Häufig arbeitete er für Stuttgarter Zeitungen sowie für 'Hör zu!... Auch der 'Steren' und die 'Zeit', das 'Time Magazine' und 'Picture Post' sowie viele andere Zeitungen im In- und Ausland veröffentlichten seine Bilder. Die Themen und Reportagen, die er illustrierte, reichen von der der Not der Bevölkerung in der Nachkriegszeit über Theater, Kunst und Film bis zu Musik, Autos, Reisen und Fußball. Der Bereich der so genannten Hochkultur wurde immer mehr zum Hauptthema der Fotografien Kilians" (Katalog zur Ausstellung "Bildergeschichten Hannes Kilian. Fotografien / Reportagen 1944-1974" im Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart 2004). Hannes Kilians kontrastreiche Schwarz-Weiß-Aufnahmen, mit denen er zu einem der bedeutendsten Fotografen Deutschlands avancierte, dokumentieren Geschichte über mehr als ein halbes Jahrhundert hinweg. Sie stehen darüber hinaus für ein Lebenswerk, das weit über den Zeitbezug hinausweist und allgemeingültige ästhetische Akzente setzt" (aus einer Besprechung des Kataloges zur Kilian-Ausstellung Berlin 2009 / Stuttgart 2012). Thomas und Katia Mann hielten sich Anfang Mai 1955 in Stuttgart auf, wo Thomas Mann am 8. Mai 1955 bei der Gedenkfeier zu Schillers 150. Todestag im Großen Haus des Württembergischen Staatstheaters seine Rede "Versuch über Schiller" hielt. "Die Erschöpfung nach dem Vortrag ist Thomas Mann noch auf der Fotografie anzusehen, die Hannes Kilian am 9. Mai 1955 bei einem Empfang des Publizisten Rudolf Pechel machte. Drei Monate vor seinem Tod scheint sich der Schriftsteller an Glas un Zigarette förmlich festzuhalten" (oben zitierter Katalog Stuttgart 2004, Seite 54, mit einer Abbildung der vorliegenden Photographie auf Seite 55).

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        De boomgaard.

      Antwerpen, z.u., 1909-1911. 4 Banden in linnen en halflinnen, 776+846p.Literair en cultureel maandblad van een groep jongeren, voortgekomen uit Vlaamsche arbeid uit Antwerpen en Nieuw leven uit Gent; qua opvattingen aansluitend bij Van nu en straks; fel antiklerikaal en met veel Nederlandse medewerkers. Met bijdragen van o.a. J.C. Bloem, C. Buysse, P.N. van Eyck, J. Greshoff, F. en G. van Hecke, P. Kenis, V. de Meyere, J. van Nijlen, E. van Offel, A. de Ridder, A. Roland Holst, G. van Roosbroeck, M. Sabbe, A. Salomons, H. Swarth, H. Teirlinck, F. Timmermans, F. Toussaint, H. van Walden, K. van de Woestijne. Illustraties, waaronder originele houtsneden, en talloze ornamenttekeningen van o.a.: J. Claessens, K. Collens, J. Ensor, E. Laermans, G. Minne, C. en E. van Offel, T. van Os, G. van Raemdonck, F. van Reeth, T. van Tast (karikatuur van Cyriel Buysse), H. Teirlinck en W. Vaes. Speciale themanummers o.a. gewijd aan H. Teirlinck, De Jung-Wiener, K. van de Woestijne, C. Buysse en E. van Offel. 4 Banden in 2 verschillende uitvoeringen; de originele omslagen zijn niet meegebonden.

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        The Home of the Motor Cab The General Motor Cab Company Ltd 1909

      London, 1909. Hardcover. Cloth. Good. Scarce, with no copies located on OCLC First Search. Oblong 4to. 24 by 29 cm. 56, [2] pp. Fourteen of the pages are bright color plates generally depicting the smart set riding in beautiful vehicles, but also an illustration of the company's expansive headquarters and garage located in Kennington, a neighborhood in South London next to Vauxhall. The text presents both matter-of-fact info about the company's taxi services -- charges, policies, etc. -- but also some lighter breezer fare on such topics as a trip to the Channel or Coventry. Red cloth cover heavily soiled. Endpapers, title and final leaf grubby. Otherwise, lower band of leaves with hint of waviness that might come from a passing exposure to moisture, and perhaps a touch of soiling here and there. A few other finger smudges, minor closed tears and light wear besides. Notwithstanding these issues, a very handsome sales promotion for a cab company that was not just selling itself but also the notion of the horseless carriage as a luxury alternative to the horse drawn vehicle not yet fully vanquished in metropolitan use.

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        DIBUJO ORIGINAL A LAPIZ DE M. TERENCIA 1909, RARO

      1909 - DIBUJO ORIGINAL A LAPIZ DE M. TERENCIA 1909, RARO. 66X55. REF CARP 33. Language: eng [Attributes: Signed Copy; Soft Cover]

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        The Sleeping Beauty And Other Fairy Tales

      London: Hodder & Stoughton [1909]. Large 4to, 128, [129]pp. With 30 color plates by Dulac tipped in on card printed with captions and decorative borders, all with tissue guards, and an extra plate of the frontispiece in larger format loosely inserted. Original brown morocco, titles to spine and decorative panelling to spine and boards gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Backstrip slightly faded otherwise very good. Limited to 1000 copies, this is 570 numbered and signed by Edmund Dulac. Loosely inserted is an invitation to a Dulac exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in 1910. This title is one of the masterpieces from Dulac’s “blue period” regarded as perhaps his best work. Loker, Grolier Children’s 100, 62. Hughey 23a.Ray 332.

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        Ausgeführte Bauten und Studien von Heinrich Müller-Erkelenz, Köln - Widmung und Signatur von Heinrich Müller-Erkelenz an Dr. Cremer

      Inhalt: Bauten der Kölnischen Zeitung. Haus Regierungsrat Dr. Best. Landhaus Geh. Regierungsrat Schmandt. Landhaus Oberlandesgerichtsrat Braubach. Haus Geh. Kommerzienrat Max Mueller. Wohnhaus Kommerzienrat Dr. Josef Neven DuMont. Wohn- und Geschäftshaus Hohenzollernring 62. Haus Benauen bei Rösrath des Rittergutbesitzers Felix Mayer. Wohnräume von Müller Erkelenz, Hohenzollernring 80. Haus Froitzheim Heumarkt 10. Wohnhaus Neven DuMont Overstolzenstraße 5-13. geschäftshaus Schmitz-Schlagloth, Hohe Straße (Kempinskihaus), Villa Rudolf Diehl, Lindenthal, Geschäftshaus Neven DuMont, Breite Straße, Metropoltheater Köln, Westdeutsche Asphaltwerke, Deutz, Villa Frau direktor Joly, Kleingedankstraße u.a.m. ca. 200 S. Mit zahlreichen s/w-Photographien, Plänen und Rissen. Pappschuber wenig bestoßen, leicht berieben, kaum angeschmutzt, Einband und Rücken gering bestoßen, sauber, Schnitt wenig angebräunt, sauber, Seiten kaum lichtrandig, sauber, Gesamtzustand gut. Auf fl. Vorsatz handschr. Widmung und Signatur von Heinrich Müller-Erkelenz an Dr. Cremer, datiert Köln 26. Nov. 1909. (Heinrich Müller-Erkelenz, 1878-1945, deutscher Architekt, mehrjähriger Mitarbeiter von Carl Moritz, nach seiner Niederlassung als Freier Architekt 1904 in Köln, baute er hier zahlreiche Wohngebäude für Gesellschaften, Hotels, Firmengebäude, Kaufhäuser und Villen.)

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        THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald

      London Hodder & Stoughton 1909 - First edition with illustrations by Dulac. 4to. White cloth with gilt lettering and design. In the original publisher's card box and glassine. A very near fine copy, with cloth gleaming, tiny corner crease to the frontispiece. The box is in very good condition, complete and clean, with just a couple of splits to the corners. Olive pictorial design to the endpapers. Twenty mounted colour plates under tissue guards, the illustrations are in wonderful rich colours and suit the mood of this verse so well. Hughey 21 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Moskva v ee proshlom i nastojashhem. Vypuski 1 -10 v shesti perepletah.

      Moskva v ee proshlom i nastojashhem. Vypuski 1 -10 v shesti perepletah. Moskva, tovarishhestvo Obrazovanie, 1909-1912. Format 33 x 25 sm. Vse vypuski vo vladel'cheskih tverdyh tkanevyh s kozhanymi koreshkami perepletakh nachala 20-go veka. Bloki podrezany pod pereplet. Roskoshno-illjustrirovannoe izdanie, posvjashhennoe pamjati istorika Moskvy I. E. Zabelina. Pervye 6 vypuskov posvjashheny istorii dopetrovskoj Moskvy, vypuski 7-9 - periodu XVIII- nachala XIXvv. V izdanie pomeshheno okolo 1000 illjustracij, ispolnennyh Graficheskim institutom t-va Obrazovanie po sposobu, tol'ko emu prinadlezhashhemu i vpervye v Rossii im vvedennomu foto-tinto-gravjuroj, klishe izgotovleny hudozhestvennoj masterskoj Brjukman v Mjunhene. Oblozhki po risunkam M. Dem'janova i P. Afanas'eva. Vypusk 1-j i 2-j. V odnom pereplete. Vypusk 1-j. 2, 144 str. 32 illjustracii na 30 listah, iz nih 3 cvetnye, 4 tablicy. Oblozhka i titul'nyj list raboty P. Afanas'eva. S portretom Zabelina. Oglavlenie: D.N. Anuchin. Geologicheskoe proshloe i geograficheskoe nastojashhee Moskvy. D.N. Anuchin. Doistoricheskoe proshloe Moskvy. Uspenskij. Skazanie o nachale Moskvy. N.K. Ljubavskij. Vozvyshenie Moskvy. S.A. Knjaz'kov. Moskva - gorod i Moskva - narod v XIV i XV vv. Sostojanie: Horoshee. Ugolok str. 13 otrezan (na 0,5h2 sm). Na str. 34 legkoe pozheltenie polej stranicy. Vypusk 2-j. 138 str. 26 listov s 37 illjustracijami, iz nih 2 cvetnye. Titul'nyj list raboty P.Afanas'eva. BEZ OBLOZhKI. Oglavlenie: V. I. Picheta. Vneshnjaja politika i rost territorii Moskovskogo gosudarstva v XVIveke. - V.M. Dovnar-Zapol'skij. Moskovskie gumanisty i obskuranty. - P.G. Vasenko. Smuta nachala XVIIveka i ee moskovskie otrazhenija. - S.F. Platonov. Moskovskie zemskie sobory. Sostojanie: Pozheltenie polej neskol'kih stranic (vremennye pjatna). Na str. 57 i 58 v nizhnem pole zheltoe pjatno 6 h 2 sm. Vypusk 3. 112str. Na otdel'nyh listah 24 ch/b i 2 cvetnye hromolitografii. Titul'nyj list raboty P. Afanas'eva. BEZ OBLOZhKI. Oglavlenie: Nechaeva V. V. Obshhij vid i vneshnij rost Moskvy za XVI-XVII veka. - Ju. V. Got'e. Okrestnosti dopetrovskoj Moskvy. - Pr.-doc. M. M. Bogoslovskij. Sostav moskovskogo naselenija v XVI-XVII vv. V.V. Nechaeva. Ulichnaja zhizn' Moskvy XVI-XVII vv. - S. K. Bogojavlenskij. Upravlenie Moskvoj v XVI-XVII vv. - Novickij. Cerkovnaja arhitektura Moskvy. Costojanie: Horoshee Vypuski 4-j i 5-j v odnom pereplete. 249 str. 46 listov s 55 illjustracijami, iz nih 4 cvetnyh. Obl. i titul'nyj list raboty P. Afanas'eva. V jetom izdanii pjatyj tom idet bez pereryva paginacii i bez oblozhki i titul'nogo lista toma 5-go so str. 124 (V. Picheta Byt moskovskih carej i caric). Oglavlenie chetvertogo i pjatogo vypuskov: Novickij. Grazhdanskaja arhitektura staroj Moskvy. - Nechaev. Inozemskie slobody v Moskve v XVI veke. - Speranskij. Idejnye dvizhenija v staroj Moskve do konca XVII veka. S.K. Bogojavlenskij. Vojsko v Moskve v XVI i XVII veke. V.Ja. Ulanov. Polozhenie nizshih klassov v Moskovskom gosudarstve v XVI i XVII veke.- V.I. Picheta. Domashnij byt Moskovskih patriarhov. (Tom 5) V. I. Picheta. Byt moskovskih carej i caric. - V. I. Picheta. Bojarskij byt. V.Ja. Ulanov. Moskovskoe duhovenstvo v XVI - XVII vv.- Mel'gunov. Moskva i staraja vera. - Shhepkin. Moskovskaja ikonopis'. Sostojanie: Horoshee. Nebol'shie nadryvy nizhnego (1h0,5 sm) i pravogo polja (na 2 sm) obl. Vypusk 6-j. 141 str. 25 listov s 29 illjustracijami, iz nih 2 cvetnye. Obl. i titul'nyj list raboty P. Afanas'eva. Oglavlenie: M.V. Dovnar - Zapol'skij. Torgovlja i promyshlennost' Moskvy XVI- XVIIvv. V. Ja. Ulanov. Zapadnoe vlijanie v Moskovskom Gosudarstve v XVI- XVIIvv. S.K. Bogojavlenskij. Teatr v Moskve pri care Aleksee Mihajloviche. V.Ja. Ulanov. Knigopechatanie v Moskve v XVI- XVIIvv. S.K. Bogojavlenskij. Moskovskie smuty v XVIIv. Sostojanie: nadryv (ne dohodjashhij do illjustracii) levogo polja illjustracii na str. 48. Vypuski 7-j i 8-j pod odni perepletom. Vypusk 7-j. 116 str. 25 listov s 35 illjustracijami, iz nih 2 cvetnye. Obl. raboty P. Afanas'eva, titul'nyj list raboty M. Dem'janova. Oglavlenie: V.V. Nechaev. Obshhij vid Moskvy v XVIIIveke. M.V. Klochkov. Moskva pri Petre Velikom. M.A. Golubcova. Moskovskaja shkola Petrovskoj Jepohi. - Ulanov B.Ja. Moskva i Petr Velikij. - Shambinago S.K. Teatr i narodnye razvlechenija v Moskve v XVIIIveke. - Nechaev V.V. Petr II, Anna Ivanovna i Elizaveta v Moskve. Vypusk 8-j. 126 str. 24 lista s 41 illjustraciej, iz nih 4 cvetnye. Obl. i titul'nyj list raboty M. Dem'janova. Oglavlenie: M.A. Golubcova. Moskovskaja shkola Ekaterininskoj jepohi. - S.A. Knjaz'kov Byt dvorjanskoj Moskvy konca XVIIIi nachala XIXvekov. - I.V. Bondarenko. Arhitektura Moskvy XVIIIi nachala XIXvv.- Ju.I. Shamurin. Moskovskie kladbishha. Sostojanie oboih vypuskov ochen' horoshee. Vypusk 9-j i 10-j v odnom pereplete. Vypusk 9-j. 107 str. Oblozhka i titul'nyj list raboty M. Dem'janova. 22 list a s 29 illjustracijami. Oglavlenie: Ju.I. Shamurin. Dopozharnaja Moskva i Podmoskov'e. - F.G. Muskatblit. Moskva v 1812 godu. Vypusk 10-j. 88 str. Obl. i titul'nyj list raboty M. Dem'janova. 27 listov s 43 illjustraciej. Oglavlenie: G. Balickij. Ot izdatelja. Vneshnij vid Moskvy serediny XIXveka. - Z.I. Shamurina. Velikie mogily. Sostojanie: Ochen' horoshee. Illjustracii, nachinaja s illjustracii &#8470 26, vpleteny v porjadke, ne sootvetstvujushhemu numeracii, ukazannoj v konce knigi. 10-j tom byl zaduman kak poslednij. Ot izdatelja: Zakanchivaja nastojashhim vypuskom nashe roskoshnoe izdanie po istorii Moskvy, my s chistym serdcem mozhem povtorit' latinskuju poslovicu: Feci, quodpotui, feciantmeliorapotentes.

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        In English Homes.

      London: Country Life and George Newnes,, 1909. The Internal Character, Furniture & Adornments of Some of the Most Notable Houses in England, Historically Depicted from Photographs Specially taken by Charles Latham, 3 volumes, folio. Bound in late 20th-century blue half morocco, blue cloth boards, raised bands, titles and decoration to spines gilt, gilt edges. Illustrated with photographs taken by Charles Latham. Some faint dust soiling to the covers, an excellent set. First edition of the third volume, second of the second, and third of the first (which was first published in 1904). A handsomely bound set featuring the great historic estates of England.

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        Artemis to Actaeon

      Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. FIRST EDITION. Wharton's second book of poetry. Hardbound, publisher's original gilt stamped gray-green cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut as issued, the faintest of rubbing to the head and foot of spine, hinges fine, overall a FINE copy.\r\nThe second of her 3 books of poetry and the most obtainable. Only a dozen copies are known of her privately printed first book of verse, and only 130 copies of the third were printed.

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        Mike.

      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1909.. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.ix; [3]; 339; [1]. Publisher's pictorial green cloth. With 12 full page plates by Whitwell. With a clipped early Wodehouse signature loosely inserted. Endpapers slightly browned. Five of the plates have minimal paper restoration to margins. Text-block is good and bright with only very occasional marking. Some gatherings standing a tad proud. Front and back hinges just starting but remain sound. Cloth is clean and vivid with just some slight shelf wear, tiny closed tear to the top of the front joint. Some pushing and small tears to the head and tail of the spine, with a shallow crease down the centre. A very good, bright copy.

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1909 - 1909 Original Hardback Wisden

      1909. Hi, Here we have a rare 1909 Original Hardback Wisden, in Good Condition. The 14th Wisden Hardback. The lettering (gilt) is bright and strong to the front and spine and 100% original. The boards are very good, odd few marks, the hinges are strong but there has been some restoration to the inside on the front board, it looks like it has had an exowners book-plate removed and so look worn. Else the yellow inside pages are very bright. Light foxing and an excellent photoplate. A rare Wisden.

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        The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T.W. Edgeworth David.

      London: William Heinemann, 1909.. FIRST EDITION, in two volumes. Quarto, pp.xlviii; 372; pp.xvi; 419; [1]. Portrait of E. H. Shackleton as frontispiece to first volume, with portrait of the Northern Party at the South Magnetic Pole to second volume. Both are protected with captioned tissue guards. Generously illustrated throughout with photographic plates and diagrams, in addition to several plates in colour. Bound in half dark blue morocco over original pictorial boards, tooled in silver gilt, Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Folding maps in pouch at rear of vol. II. Minor and occasional spotting to textblock, deckled edge a little toned, a few minor marks to cloth. A very good copy in an attractive recent leather binding. A comprehensive work, filled with a mass of maps, photographs and sketches which chronicle the expedition. This item truly embodies the golden age of polar exploration. Although the expedition team was unable to attain its goal of reaching the South Pole, Shackleton and his companions reached 88° 23' S, a point only 180 kilometres (112 mi) from the Pole. Accomplishments also included: the first ascent of Mount Erebus, the location of the Magnetic South Pole by Douglas Mawson, Edgeworth David and MacKay (January 16, 1909), and the discovery of the Beardmore Glacier passage (named after Shackleton's patron). The group was the first to cross the Trans-Antarctic mountain range, and to set foot on the South Polar Plateau. Subsisting on half-rations, Shackleton discovered the party's salvation – a letter declaring that Nimrod would sail on February 26, 1909. In response, the crew burnt the camp to attract the departing ship's attention. The plan succeeded, and on March 1, 1909, Shackleton departed for home and returned to the United Kingdom a hero. He was knighted for reaching the furthest south of any human at that time. Regarding the failure to reach the South Pole, Shackleton remarked to his wife: "Better a live donkey than a dead lion.". It would be three more years before Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first to reach the South Pole, followed shortly by Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition.

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        Typed Letter Signed

      1909 - PEARY, Robert E. Typed Letter Signed to Stanley Gray. Washington, DC: 17 December 1909. Two quarto leaves (8-1/2 inches by 11 inches), typed on rectos, 1-1/2 pages. With original typed envelope. $4800.Extraordinary and revealing typed letter signed from Peary to Stanley Gray, written shortly after Peary's bitter controversy with Frederick Cook had erupted over which of the two explorers was the first to reach the North Pole.After leading several prior Arctic expeditions that fell short of the final goal, Peary set out on his last quest for the North Pole in 1908. Accompanied by Matthew Henson and four Eskimos, he made a final dash for the pole, which he claimed to have reached on Apr. 6, 1909. Upon his return he learned of the almost simultaneous announcement of Dr. Frederick A. Cook who claimed to have reached the Pole one year earlier. A bitter controversy followed. Although Cook spent much of his life attempting to substantiate his claim, Congress officially recognized Peary's achievement in 1911.Peary's emotions are evident in this letter answering an invitation to lecture about his expedition. "I am in rather a peculiar position in regard to lectures,"&#157; he writes. "Occurrences within the last two months have, in my opinion, so lowered the lecture platform and the great accomplishment which the world has been working for for nearly four hundred years, that, personally, I would rather not lecture at all". At the same time I recognize the fact that, in the interests of those dependent on me and who, to a certain extent, have borne the severest brunt of the last twenty years of effort and sacrifice, I have no right to throw away opportunities which come to me unsolicited and which". may offer opportunities of doing good in other directions"."My self-respect, and the magnitude of the work which I have done (not because of any greater ability than many another man who has tried before me, but because of my good fortune in being able to stick to the work and finally concentrate upon it the inestimable experience of years) will not permit me to lecture for insignificant sums and tell my hearers the real story of the discovery of the North Pole, when large amounts have been paid the greatest impostor of the present generation for a fictitious story."If you can see your way clear to pay me $1,000.00 for a lecture in your largest Haverhill auditorium, make the lecture the biggest affair of its kind in Haverhill, and clear a handsome profit for yourself, I shall be glad to come to you, shall tell you the straight-from-the-heart story of the last of the great earth stories in a way that everyone in your audience will hear and understand, and I shall supplement my narrative with a series of views which have been pronounced by experts as the most effective and unique ever obtained in the Arctic regions, views which will be a revelation and an education. If, however, you do not see your way clear to making the affair a financial success for yourself, I should be very sorry to have you go into it, for the subject is one too big, both per se and to me personally, for me to care to have the slightest aftermath of dissatisfaction or discontent associated with it."&#157; He has signed "R.E. Peary, U.S.N."&#157; In a typed postscript which adds a few more requirements for a lecture, he concludes with the hope that he "may have the pleasure of telling a representative Haverhill audience the story of the discovery of the North Pole."&#157; Minor discoloration at a few spots on the letter and the ink in Peary's signature has run slightly, but the signature is nonetheless clear. Very good condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Noctuelles et Géomètres d'Europe. Iconographie complète de toutes les espèces européennes. 4 parties en 4 volumes.

      Genève, Villa-les-Iris - Grand-Pré, 1909 - 1913 - 1917 - 1919, 4° (24,5 x 16,5 cm), 220 pp. (titre inclus), 38 planches en couleurs (numérotées 1 à 38), 1 planche en noir (numérotée A); 243 pp. (titre inclus), planches en couleurs no 39 à no 81; 269 pp. (titre inclus), 1 f. (imprimatur), 37 planches en couleurs (numérotées 1 à 37); 1 f. (titre), 167 pp., 1 f. (imprimatur), planches en couleurs no 38 à 70, toile bringée, dos lisse avec nom d'auteur et titre dorés (reliure de l'époque).Edition originale de ce magnifique et important ouvrage. Près de 3000 espèces sont illustrées. Bien complet de 151 planches en couleurs toutes avec une serpente légendéé et une planche en noir. Excellent état. Poids : 4 kg. (GD 19).

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        Neue Lebende Bilder. Ein Ziehbilderbuch.

      10. Auflage. 33 x 24 cm. 9 Blatt mit 8 kolorierten Ziehbildern. Farbig illustr. OHlwd. Vgl. Krahé 102 Ries 8. - Enthält: Der Porträtmaler, Das gute Katzerl, Der Virtuos, Der Wurstler, Grosse Wäsche, Der Holzhauer, Der Student und sein Pudel, Der Brunnen. - Vorsätze erneuert, Vorwort mit hs. Schenkungsvermerk von 1909. Minimal fleckig, Ziehmechanismen, seitlich mit ausgebesserten Einrissen, funktionsfähig, nur bei Student und Pudel nicht.

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        Photograph of Gustav Mahler, signed.

      29 September 1909 - Gelatin silver print, signed at the front, 7.6 x 11.8 cm. Mounted on cardboard 20 x 24 cm. Some foxing on the mount and sides of the photograph. Framed. Photograph taken around the time Mahler composed his famous Symphony number 9. It was the last symphony Mahler completed. Some interpret 9th Symphony's ending as Mahler's conscious farewell to the world, as it was composed following the death of his beloved daughter Maria Anna in 1907 and the diagnosis of his fatal heart disease. But it is known that Mahler had a very sucessful season in 1909-1910 and had continued working on his unfinished 10th Symphony until his death from endocarditis in May 1911. [Attributes: Signed Copy]

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        Altthüringer Porzellan: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Porzellankunst im XVIII Jahrundert

      Verlag von E. A. Seemann, Leipzig 1909 - [vi], 110, [6] pp., including half-title and frontispiece + 60 plates; folio (14.75 x 11 in.); original oatmeal textured cloth, gilt-stamped title on upper cover and spine. An important, profusely illustrated survey of the history of the renowned eighteenth-century porcelain produced in the Thüringia region of Germany. The work begins with a history of all the major manufacturers: Volkstedt, Kloster-Veilsdorf, Gotha, Wallendorf, Gera, Limbach, Ilmenau, Grossbreitenbach, and Rauenstein. Each section is illustrated with examples of their work. These are followed by 60 plates printed on thick paper, most showing multiple objects, and include manufacturer, date, and other details. The long and distinguished career of art scholar Richard Graul (1862-1944) included stints as secretary to the Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst in Vienna and editor of its magazine, followed by roles in the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin. In 1896, Graul departed to Leipzig, where he assumed the position of director of the Kunstgewerbemuseum until 1929. Albrecht Kurzwelly (1868-1917), also an art scholar, served, i.a., as deputy director of the Kunstgewerbemuseum Leipzig from 1904-1909, and was also lecturer in art history at the Königlichen Akademie für graphische Künste und Kunstgewerbe. A scarce title. The pages and plates are clean and in excellent condition, lightly age-toned. With attractive Free Library of Philadelphia donor bookplate and small bookseller ticket. Perforated stamp on title page and one other; a few other inoffensive library markings. Covers lightly soiled, front interior hinge starting to split from the quite heavy textblock, but holding firm. Overall, a very good, well-preserved copy. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Rare William Howard Taft ALS as President on White House letterhead

      Washington, DC: , 1909 - 1913. Washington, DC, 1909 - 1913. 5.25" x 6.75". "Two pages on White House Washington letterhead, written on recto only with versos blank. 5.25"" x 6.75"". Signed by William Taft as ""Wm. H. Taft"", and dated ""Thursday"". Expected fold. Slight ink smudging to signature appearing to have occurred at the time of the writing of the letter. Mounting remnants at top of both versos. Faint staining to left margin of the first page, not affecting text.Taft pens a casual letter to ""Dear Hilles"", undated save for the word ""Thursday"" as follows:""This will introduce to Rev. John Wesley Hill D. D. Pastor Metropolitan Temple M. E. church N. Y. City. He is a warm political and personal friend of mine and I want you to know each other. He is a great preacher and speaker. He reached N. Y. from Ohio as others have done. Give him as much time as you have."" Taft was most likely writing to his personal secretary, Charles D. Hilles, who earlier served as Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury. His warm letter referred to having his secretary Charles Hilles meet John Wesley Hill, who was the pastor of the Metropolitan Temple Methodist and Episcopal Church in New York City and a great admirer of Abraham Lincoln. Both Hilles and Hill were from Ohio, and made their way to New York and based on Taft's simple, casual letter it appeared he just wished to have them meet to ""know each other"". A lovely, scarce example of a Taft ALS on White House stationary."

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        TEDDY-B AND TEDDY-G THE BEAR DETECTIVES

      - EATON,SEYMOUR. TEDDY-B AND TEDDY-G THE BEAR DETECTIVES. NY: Barse and Hopkins (Stern 1909). 4to (9 x 11"), cloth backed grey boards, pictorial paste-on, 178p., some wear to corners and edges, 2 small margin mends else tight, clean and VG+. This time, these famous bears solve all the mysteries of nursery rhymes (where did Little Bo Peep's sheep go, etc). Written in verse by Eaton and illustrated by FRANCIS WIGHTMAN AND WILLIAM SWEENY with 8 great color plates (as called for in list, fewer than the Stern edition) plus a profusion of line illustrations throughout the text. This is the scarcest ofall the Roosevelt Bear titles and a nice copy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Cérémonial approuvé par Sa Majesté l'Empereur pour la translation de la dépouille mortelle de feu Son Altesse Impériale Monseigneur le Grand-Duc Feldmaréchal Michel Nikolaévitch de Cannes à St-Pétersbourg.

      Trenke i Fiusno 1909 - Octavo (29.5 x 19.5 cm). 15, 15 pp. Original black cloth, Imperial double-headed eagle in embossed to upper cover; slightly rubbed, a small hole to spine. Fine example, with Imperial provenance and in its original Imperial binding, of this rare ceremonial program with text in Russian and French. Mikhail Nikolaevich Romanov (1832-1909) made a successful military carrier in Russia. In 1863 he was appointed a Commander of the First Caucasian Artillery regiment that was initially formed in 1837. Under his command the regiment took part in Russo-Turkish War 1877-8 and played significant role in the strategically important capture of the fortress Kars by the Russian forces. The present copy belonged to the own son of Mikhail Nikolaevich, the Grand Duke Mikhail Mikhailovich, who was a grandson of Nicholas I. He lived in exile first in the South of France and then in London, sent there by his first cousin Alexander III for his morganatic marriage with the granddaughter of Alexander Pushkin Countess Sophie of Merenberg. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Richard Wagner's Bühnenwerke. In Bildern dargestellt von Hugo L. Braune.: Siegfried; Lohengrin; Tannhäuser; Tristan und Isolde; Götterdämmerung; Die Walküre; Das Rheingold; Der fliegende Holländer; Parsifal; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

      [Leipzig Siegel] 1909 - 10 Mappen [komplett] je 10 Bl. lith. Tafeln + Textblatt. 39 x 35 cm, 10 Flügelmappen in roter Original Leinen Sammelmappe. Leinen angestaubt. Gelenk etwas gelockert. Die Flügelmappen innen wie außen frisch. Keine komplette Sammlung im KVK. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 499 [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Frankenthaler Porzellan. Komplett in 2 Bänden.

      Standort: FL0403 34,5 x 26 cm. Original-Halbpergament mit goldgeprägtem Rückentitel und Kopfgoldschnitt. Die Einbände sind etwas fleckig, Ecken und Kapitale sind bestoßen. Die oberen Außengelenke bis zu 3,5 cm aufgeplatzt. Unterer und seitlicher Rand unbeschnitten. Band 1) X, 50 (2) Seiten Text, komplett mit den Tafeln 1 - 93 mit montierten Abbildungen, davon 8 farbig. Band 2) 2 Bll. Titelei, komplett mit den Tafeln 94 - 208 mit montierten Abbildungen, davon 4 farbig. Zwischen den Tafeln jeweils 1 Blatt mit Nennung der Positionen sowie der wichtigsten Informationen zum Werk (Größe, Marken, Besitzer, Katalognr.). Die Tafelblätter sind nur im Randbereich minimal nachgedunkelt. Collationiertes, gut erhaltenes und wirklich schönes Exemplar. Aus dem Vorwort: 'In seiner Anlage bedeutet das Werk eine Neuheit auf dem Gebiete der keramischen Literatur insofern, als hier zum erstenmal in Abbildungen ein sorgfältig bearbeiteter Katalog der Erzeugnisse einer der bedeutendsten Porzellanfabriken Deutschlands zusammengestellt ist. ... Bei dem Zusammenbringen des weithin verstreuten Materials ist möglichste Vollständigkeit angestrebt worden, so daß die großen Serien der Monatsfiguren, Musen, Jahreszeiten, Künste und Wissenschaften, die historischen und allegorischen Darstellungen, Götterfolgen usw. fast lückenlos aufgeführt werden konnten. Weitaus die meisten Stücke werden überhaupt zum ersten Male abgebildet. ...' --- Das äußerst umfangreiche Material wurde in 2 großen Teilen dargestellt: Figuren und Gruppen (Tafeln 1-155) / Geschirr und Geräte (Tafeln 156 - 208). Die Anordnung ist weitestgehend chronologisch, sowie nach Modelleuren geordnet. --- Zu den Tafeln werden bei allen Stücken, die auf der Münchener Ausstellung (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum 1909) zu sehen waren, die Nummern des Katalogs zitiert, um dort Details nachlesen zu können. Für alle anderen Stücke ist entweder der Katalog der Mannheimer Ausstellung (1899) oder der Katalog der Berliner Ausstellung (1904) zitiert. --- Von diesem Werk wurden 400 numerierte Exemplare hergestellt. Dies ist Nr. 106. --- Aus dem Inhalt: Band 1) Die Porzellan-Manufaktur Frankenthal, geschichtlicher Abriß (Geschichte der Fabrik, Die Künstler, Markenwesen) / Markentafeln / Literatur / Verzeichnis der benützten Museen und Privatsammlungen. Band 2) Tafeln 94 - 208 (Figuren und Gruppen - Modelle von Karl Gottlieb Lück, Adam Bauer, Simon Feylner, Johann Peter Melchior, Landolin Ohnmacht. --- Geschirr und Geräte, im allgemeinen geordnet nach Fabrikationsperioden: Fabrikation unter den Hannongs, unter Karl Theodor - 1. , 2. und 3. Periode - , J.N. van Recum). Frankenthal, Hannong, Fayence, Miniaturen

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        Writings of Mrs. Humphrey Ward

      1909 - WARD, Mary Augusta Arnold. The Writings of Mrs. Humphrey Ward. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin (Riverside Press), 1909. Sixteen volumes. Octavo, three-quarter brown morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and unopened. $2500.Superb limited "Autograph Edition,"&#157; number 217 of only 750 copies, of the works of turn-of-the-century novelist Mary A. Ward, signed by her in Volume I, profusely illustrated with frontispiece photogravures (in two states"" one hand-colored) and numerous full-page plates of principal people and places.The declared aim of English novelist Mary Augusta Arnold Ward was "equalization"&#157; in society. She was the granddaughter of Thomas Arnold, founder of Rugby School, and niece of the poet Matthew Arnold. A leading intellectual of her day, she supported higher education for women and was appointed as one of the first seven women magistrates in 1920. Ward began her writing career by contributing articles to magazines, while working on a children's book, Milly and Olly (1881). Her novels, 25 in number, "deal with social and religious themes, frequently contrasting traditional belief with the values of progress and intellectual freedom"&#157; (Drabble, 1044). Lady Rose's Daughter was the best-selling novel in America in 1903, as was The Marriage of William Ashe in 1905 (New York Times). Her most popular novel, however, was the religious "novel with a purpose"&#157; Robert Elsmere (1888), which traced the mental evolution and religious crisis of a young English clergyman. Ward was one of the founders of the British Women's National Anti-Suffrage League in 1908 and became editor of the Anti-Suffrage Review. In accordance with this latter conviction, she published some of her subsequent writings under the name "Mrs. Humphry Ward."&#157; A beautifully bound set in fine condition. [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Die Impressionisten. Pissarro, Claude Monet, Sisley, Renoir, Berthe Morisot, Cezanne, Guillaumin. Mit zwei Originalradierungen von Renoir und einem Holzschnitt nach Cezanne. Zweite Auflage.

      (Deckel gering verfärbt oder ausgeblichen, der Holzschnitt nach Cezanne etwas braunflekcig, die beiden Renoirblätter sauber, die Hemdchen mit kleinen Fehlsteleln, insgesamt wohlerhaltenes, schönes Exemplar) Erstmals 1909 mit anderer Bebilderung erschienen. Die zwei Renoirs jeweils im Werkverzeichnis von Delteil nachgewiesen (als Nummern 22 "Kinderbild" resp. 6 "Zwei Mädchen"). Das Exemplar stammt laut Auskunft des Vorbesitzers - aus dem Exemplar selber ergibt sich das nicht - aus dem Besitz des schwedischen Künstlers Olaf Casimir Agren (1874-1962). Zwischen 1980 und 1938 lebte er in Frankreich und Italien, besuchte zwischenzeitlich auch Deutschland und hat wohl bei dieser Gelegenheit das Buch erworben. Nach 1938 lebte er bis zu seinem Tod in Flivik / Südschweden.

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        VASSO AUF JAROS - Holzschnitt aus dem Zyklus "56000 - Buchenwald", handsigniert: "Grieshaber".

      Farbholzschnitt von HAP GRIESHABER (1909 - 1981), grau schwarz, Auflage 275 Exemplare, gerahmt hinter Glas, Rahmengröße 52,5 x 73 cm, im Schrägschnitt-Passepartout, Blattgröße ca. 34 x 48 cm, Format 29,5 x 22 cm, signiert unten rechts. Vgl. Fürst 77/34. Tadellose Erhaltung.

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        Three Years in Tibet

      Madras: The Theosophist Office, Adyar, Madras; Theosophical Publishing Society, 1909. First edition. Hardcover. First edition, with the original printed stiff paper wrappers bound in. A narrative of travels in Tibet between 1897 and 1903. Written by Ekai Kawaguchi (1866 - 1945), a Japanese Buddhist monk, the first recorded Japanese citizen to travel to Tibet. Kawaguchi is known four his journeys to Nepal (1899, 1903, 1905 & 1913), and Tibet (July 4, 1900-June 15, 1902; and 1913-1915). Tibet was officially off limits to all foreigners, but Kawaguchi managed to coss the Himalayas on an unpatrolled path, posing as a Chinese monk and taking almost 4 years to reach Lhasa. This was the first visit to Lhasa by an outsider since the 1844 visit of French missionary Evariste Huc. While there, Kawaguchi devoted himself to pilgrimage and study, mastering classical Tibetan language, and gaining an audience with the 13th Dalai Lama. Tall 8vo, xvi, 719pp, 11 plates from printed photographs (including one large folding of Mount Gaurishankara at the rear) and one folding sketch map with the author's route from Calcutta north indicated in red. Quarter green cloth and marbled boards. Gilt title on black spine label. Spine label slightly chipped at edges, spine slightly etched, corners slightly rubbed. Gilt bookplate, Charles Bain Hoyt, at front paste down; ffe detached but present. Folding plates at rear in very good condition. OCLC: 560750495.

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        Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon, 6. Auflage, Kriegsausgabe (Eierstabausgabe), 20 + 4 (24) Bände.

      Leipzig und Wien, Bibliographisches Institut, 1909- 1913 Die 6. Auflage gilt als Höhepunkt der Meyer-Werkgeschichte und als größtes und prächtigstes Lexikon seiner Epoche. Es gibt sie in zahlreichen unterschiedlichen Ausgaben, die sich durch eine überaus reizvolle Jugendstil-Ornamentik auszeichnen. Die Auflage erschien in vier Einbandvarianten sowie - nach Kriegsausbruch 1913 - in mehreren Kriegsausgaben. Da sowohl Leder- als auch Goldlieferungen sofort nach Kriegsbeginn kriegswirtschaftlich reklamiert wurden, mußten die Verlage bei der Buchproduktion auf Ersatzmaterialien zurückgreifen. Die Buchrücken wurden fortan aus einem Lederimitat-Material mit lederähnlicher Narbung gefertigt, die goldenen Titelprägungen durch Farbprägungen bzw. - aufträge ersetzt. Ein Merkmal dieser Ausgaben ist außerdem, daß Stadtpläne vor der Auslieferung aus ihnen entfernt wurden - der Feind sollte keine Gelegenheit erhalten, mit Hilfe des Lexikons Einmarschpläne zu schmieden. Die Kriegsausgaben der 6. Auflage von Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, die es in mehreren farblichen Varianten gibt, sind heute sehr selten und als vollständige Exemplare mit allen Ergänzungsbänden in gutem Zustand kaum noch anzutreffen. Sie dürfen daher durchaus als Sammler-Exemplare gelten. Buchrücken kaum berieben, Gesamterscheinungsbild harmonisch Deckel sowie Buchschnitt partiell leicht fleckig (dies aber unauffällig). Seiten in bemerkenswert guter, glatt-glänzender Papierqualität, die keine Alterung erkennen läßt, sauber und nahezu fleckenfrei. In toto - bis auf die leichte Fleckigkeit - sehr gutes Exemplar dieser seltenen Kriegsausgabe mit allen Ergänzungsbänden. Weitere Fotos auf der Homepage des Antiquariats (bitte Art.-Nr. auf der Angebotsseite in das Suchfeld eingeben).

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        Theaterstücke Band 1 - 4 Die kahle Sängerin - Die Unterrichtsstunde - Jakob oder der Gehorsam - Die Stühle - Opfer der Pflicht - Amedee oder wie wird man ihn los - Impromptu - Mörder ohne Bezahlung - Der neue Mieter - Die Zukunft liegt in den Eiern oder wie furchtbar ist der kleinste Kreis - Der Herrscher - Das heiratsfähige Mädchen - Die Nashörner - Der König stirbt - Fussgänger der Luft - Delirium zu zweit - auf unbegrenzte Zeit - Das Gemälde - Szene zu viert - Die Begrüssungen - Der Zorn - Hunger und Durst - Die Lücke - Der Automobilsalon - Das harte Ei - Wie man ein hartes Ei zubereitet - Der heiratsfähige junge Mann - Gehen lernen.

      1030 (4) Seiten 8, gebundene Ausgabe, Hardcover/Pappeinband der Kopfschnitt durchgehend minimal stockfleckig, ansonsten sauber und frisch, auf dem Vortiteln bzw. Titeln mehrzeilige Widmung des Autors in jedem einzelnen Band. Aus dem Französischen übertragen von Serge Stauffer, Erica de Bary, Claus Bremer, Jacqueline und Ulrich Seelmann-Eggebert, Werner Düggelin, Hans Rudolf Stauffacher, Lore Kornell und Gerald Lüdtke. Eugène Ionesco (* 26. November 1909 in Slatina, Rumänien als Eugen Ionescu + 28. März 1994 in Paris) war ein französisch-rumänischer Autor. Er gilt als bedeutendster französischer Dramatiker der Nachkriegsjahrzehnte und als ein führender Vertreter des absurden Theaters. Derartig reichhaltig signierte Widmungsexemplare von Eugène Ionesco sind äußerst selten!!!!

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        Die Nibelungen

      Die Nibelungen dem deutschen Volke wiedererzählt von Franz Keim. Bilder und Ausstattung von C.O.Czeschka (o.J./1909) 67pp., Erstausgabe, Orig.Halbleinenband, Verlag Gerlach u. Wiedling, Wien.Leipzig. Gerlachs Jugendbücherei Band 22. Mit reichem Buchschmuck und 8 doppelseitigen farbigen und goldbronzierten Illustrationen blau-weiß gestreifte Vorsatzpapiere. Ein Meilenstein des Jugendstils. Buchrücken leicht gebräunt, Hinterseite mit winzigen Fleck, ansonsten sehr gut und innen absolut neuwertige Erhaltung!

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        Memorable American Speeches III Slavery

      Chicago: The Lakeside Press, 1909. First thus. Very good+ in dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt border on the front board and gilt text on the spine. The gilt text on the spine is slightly tarnished, but the gilt text and borders on the front board are bright and clean. The cloth at the head of the spine is slightly worn and showing a thread or two. There is also a stamped prior owner's signature on the front paste down and first free end page. The seventh Lakeside Classic from Christmas, 1909. 309 pages of text. Despite its minor shortcomings, this remains a collectable copy of a very uncommon early edition in the Lakeside Classic series.

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        In English Homes. The Internal Character, Furniture & Adornments of Some of the Most Notable Houses in England, Historically Depicted from Photographs Specially taken by Charles Latham,

      London: Country Life and George Newnes, 1909 - 3 volumes, folio. Bound in late 20th-century blue half morocco, blue cloth boards, raised bands, titles and decoration to spines gilt, gilt edges. Some faint dust soiling to the covers, an excellent set. Illustrated with photographs taken by Charles Latham. First edition of the third volume, second of the second, and third of the first (which was first published in 1904). A handsomely bound set featuring the great historic estates of England.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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